CMP Reinvestment Fund Application Tools Updated (9/21)

Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP) Overview Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds About Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds A CMP is a monetary penalty the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may impose against nursing homes for either the number of days or for each instance a nursing home …

CMS Nursing Home Data Sets Updated (9/21)

The following data sets were updated Aug. 1 and released Aug. 25 at https://data.cms.gov/provider-data/search?theme=Nursing%20homes%20including%20rehab%20services. Note: The First Two data sets were updates Sept. 3. Provider Information General information on currently active nursing homes, including number of certified beds, quality measure scores, staffing and other information used in the Five-Star Rating …

Register by Dec. 31 for Free Dementia Care Individualized Positive Psychosocial Intervention QI Project (8/21)

The Individualized Positive Psychosocial Intervention (IPPI) kits and training videos show effective techniques that direct-care workers can use to lead brief personal care and leisure activities specially designed for residents with dementia. The program uses data nursing homes already collect in order to tailor activities to resident preferences. Via grant funding from …

CDC NHSN LTCF Weekly Healthcare Personnel & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Page UPDATED (8/21)

Weekly health care personnel (HCP) & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting Long-term care facilities can track weekly COVID-19 vaccination data for residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) through NHSN. August 2021 update Updated FAQs: https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/hps/weekly-covid-vac/faqs.html Updates to Reporting Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Data – August 2021 Slideset pdf icon[PDF – …

SNF QRP Risk Adjustment Appendix File and ICD-10 HCC Crosswalks Updated (8/21)

An update to the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) Risk Adjustment Appendix File is now available. This document has been updated to reflect the risk adjustment coefficients for quality measure calculation to be used in conjunction with the SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual (Version …

Five-Star Help Line Open 8/23 – 8/27

The Five Star Preview Reports are available as of August 16, 2021. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the ‘Folders’ button, then select ‘My Inbox’ or the Inbox beginning with ‘LTC’ …

MDS Quality Measures: Data Timeframes and Correction Periods Tool

A common question regarding Quality Measures is how quickly does an MDS need to be corrected to still impact MDS 3.0 Quality Measures. AAPACN’s MDS Quality Measures: Data Timeframes and Correction Periods tool will help you identify when data is collected and the allowed correction periods for CASPER reporting and …

TIP: CMS Releases SNF QRP Data Elements for Reporting Assessment-Based QMs

CMS recently released the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) Overview of Data Elements Used for Reporting Assessment-Based Quality Measures Affecting FY 2023 Annual Payment Update (APU) Determination file. This is a list of the data elements from calendar year 2021 that are required to calculate the SNF …

Clarifying Publicly Reported Claims-Based Quality Measures with Pat Newberry

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MT, AAPACN vice president of education and certification strategy talks about quality measures for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) with Pat Newberry. Specifically, they address the differences between the SNF QRP and Five Star measures, and clarifications around claims-based quality measures. 

SNF QRP: Monitor Data Submission Threshold Performance With These Reports

Swingtech, a contractor with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), alerts skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that are not meeting the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) data submission threshold for the Medicare Part A annual payment update (APU) prior to the submission deadline for each calendar …